From september 2015 to March 2017, approximately a hundred students from different European cities met regularly in order to exchange, understand and analyse the current migrations trends towards and within European borders. Throughout the project the students have tried to grasp the complexity of the question of the recent waves of migration towards Europe. They have tried to avoid being naive or demagogic on this highly controversial subject. They have studied and presented press articles, done some research on European legislation such as Dublin or Schengen regulations, interviewed officials and professionals who deal with the phenomenon of migration, and more importantly they have met refugees and members of NGO who take care of them. While trying not to lose sight of the 'greater picture', they have encountered the men, women and children behind the figures, and they have discovered personal stories and trajectories that were sometimes painful to hear.

The project originated in January 2015 when teachers from 6 schools from European countries who were willing to work on the theme of migrations in Europe met in Avila (Spain) in order to formulate objectives and a programme, and then submit an Erasmus + application on behalf of their schools. The project was approved and subventions were granted by the European Union. The subventions were primarily used to cover the cost of the teachers and students' mobilities, but also the cost of the different activities that took place during the 6 visits planned in the project. Each country member of the project was visited in the following order :

Liceo Statale "Ettore Majorana", Rho, Italy (31 November-5 December 2015)

Gymnasium Marienthal, Hamburg, Germany (24-29 January 2016)

10th Geniko Lykeio Peiraia, Piraeus, Greece (10-16 April 2016)

Colegio Milagrosa-Las Nieves, Avila, Spain (2-8 October 2016)

Tauragès Versmès Gimnazija, Tauragè, Lithuania (27 November-3 December 2016)

Lycée Auguste Renoir, Asnières, France (20-24 March 2017)

The objective of the last visit that took place in Asnières was to wrap up the whole project by presenting the huge amount of work done by the students, not only to the close community of their schools but also to the general public. From the outset, it was decided that the presentation would take two forms :

- a publication entitled 'MAPbook'

- an exhibition set out in two places : at our school and at the local public library Médiathèque Alexandre Jardin.

Several important workshops and events were organized during the projects. Here are some highlights :

Visits from Junior high school students.

- The play.

- The movie.

- Meeting with refugees and NGO members.

- The songwriting workshop.

- The suitcase charity.

- Best quotes.

- Windbreaker.

Niriarimanga Tantely ZAFIMEHY

English teacher French coordinator, Erasmus+ MAP (Migration Analysis Project)


Cécile BARON, English teacher

Margot GRAFF, History and Geography teacher

Frédéric LEDRU, History and Geography teacher

photos taken by Niriarimanga ZAFIMEHY, Ioanna PALAIOROUTI, Paola BERTOCCHI, Cécile BARON, Stefan MOHR

This project was funded by the European Union. For more information visit the following websites: